This month Fatima answers questions about remote testing.

Can WIDA assessments be administered remotely?

Remote testing considerations

  • Both MODEL and Screener require a face-to-face test administration in order to generate valid reading, writing, speaking and listening scores.
  • Caveon, a leading company in assessment security and WIDA partner, has observed that: “Online proctoring is far from the security panacea we are often led to believe. Although well-designed proctoring systems — online or on-site — provide useful security features, your tests remain vulnerable to a number of significant security threats that will undermine their validity and trustworthiness.”
  • WIDA shares these concerns, and does not support remote administration of WIDA Screener or WIDA MODEL.

Possible solutions

For questions please contact international@wida.us